Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary. When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and garden Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the exile ...

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Title:Queen of the Sea
Author:Dylan Meconis
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1536204986
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Queen of the Sea Reviews

  • Destinee Sutton
    Oct 28, 2019
    Wow! I got completely absorbed in this and read it in one sitting. It's a big, heavy book, but it didn't take long to read. It has elements of mystery, history, and feels like book one in a series (a series that I will definitely keep reading). I've watched all 17 hours of the BBC'...
  • Betsy
    May 08, 2019
    With graphic novels and comics for kids being produced at a rate far more prodigious than ever before, you can get a little inured to the sameness of some of the titles. There are the personal memoirs, mostly about white girls. There are the out-of-this-world space and robot adventures...
  • Tasha
    Aug 25, 2019
    Based loosely on the story of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary, this graphic novel is remarkable. Margaret has been on the island since she was a baby, cared for by the nuns that live there, not knowing who her parents are. The island has only a few residents, including goats and chick...
  • DaNae
    Jul 24, 2019
    Rich and complex. Also, makes me want to do a reread of Perilous Gard. ...
  • Benji Martin
    Sep 27, 2019
    This is an amazing book. I hope there are many sequels being planned. ...
  • Karen Witzler
    Oct 02, 2019
    The sort of fantastic extrapolation that I would have invented as a young girl - a third daughter of Henry VIII hidden away on an island -- some delightful space between history and fantasy. ...
  • Tatiana
    Jul 17, 2019
    A little surprised I haven't heard anyone talk about this graphic novel. Although it skews more middle grade than YA (the protagonist seems to be a girl of about ten?), Queen of the Sea is a sophisticated work of (alternative) historical fiction, wonderfully illustrated. The story ...
  • Chance Lee
    Oct 01, 2019
    Stunning graphic novel about a young girl raised by an island of nuns. Beautiful artwork accompanies an incredible story of friendship, identity, and betrayal. Meconis expertly weaves in flashbacks and exposition with her art, which always kept me engaged in the story and the character...
  • C. S.
    Jun 08, 2019
    DNF at page 45. This is definitely a me-not-you-thing, and I think if I was able to read a physical copy, I would have been able to finish it. While the illustrations were visually engaging (the interplay between text and pictures was interesting) and the story seemed sweet, I had ...
  • Melissa T
    Aug 04, 2019
    I don't often read graphic novels, so this was an unusual choice for me. It was sequenced interestingly enough to keep my attention, but I didn't find it super compelling or anything like that. The religious overtones aren't really to my taste, but it's still an interesting story, anyw...
  • R. G. Nairam
    Aug 18, 2019
    I really wanted this to be either more fantasy or more historical. I found the mix it settled on pretty unsatisfying. The characters are also kind of static. They do ACT, but I was never convinced that anyone had grown or learned enough for the story to be over. Nice historical art, th...
  • Jade Melody
    Jul 13, 2019
    Rating: ??? I wasn't really sure what to expect from this. I was just browsing my library's website in search for books I could borrow and found this. It was a recently published graphic novel and it seemed interesting enough for me to check it out. Synopsis When he...
  • Billie
    Nov 16, 2018
    I can't wait to see the finished version in full-color. And I really hope it has a sequel. ...
  • Joshua Gross
    Oct 10, 2019
    Boy I loved this graphic novel! I love Tudor history, nuns, the sea, it's like this book was made just for me. I'm even going to buy a copy if I can find a good price as I borrowed it from my work to read. The illustrations are wonderful, the story is engaging, the explanations are int...
  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)
    Jun 17, 2019
    I very much enjoyed the well-thought out storyline and all of the characters. I was frustrated by the ending, because it was left open and there seems to be no sign of a sequel yet, although I sincerely hope there is one! This book was definitely packed with a lot of information, and...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    May 12, 2019
    Margaret lives a simple life on an island convent. She's the only child on the island, until William comes to live with her, the sisters, the three servants and the animals. But then William's mother dies and he is sent away, and the next person to come to the island is an angry young ...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Sep 15, 2019
    Rating 5 Stars I absolutely adored this hefty graphic novel filled with amazing illustrations and a great tale loosely based on real historical events. I can't recommend this enough! ...
  • Jessica
    Mar 28, 2019
    I received an ARC of this book for free from Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This is a graphic novel very loosely based on Elizabeth I and her sister, Mary. And by loosely I mean that it more like an alternate history. That being said, I still enjoyed it. ...
  • Tracey S
    Jul 10, 2019
    I was so excited to receive this netgalley arc as I really have found a love for graphic novels and wanted to see more. So you can imagine my delight when i realised that not only was it a graphic novel but it was written for middle grade another of my favourite genres to read. It was ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Apr 29, 2019
    Thank you to Candlewick Press for sending an ARC of this one my way. Queen of the Sea was such a pleasant surprise! Such a creative retelling of history. I loved the setting and the cast of characters. Plus, there?s plenty of political intrigue. So so good, and I really hope there ar...
  • Leonard Kim
    Jul 29, 2019
    Though set in a different time period, this has the same strengths as honored books of recent years such as Gidwitz?s The Inquisitor?s Tale and Murdock?s The Book of Boy. A couple of times before, I had picked this up, looked at the first pages, and put it back. But once I decide...
  • Rachel
    May 09, 2019
    *thank you to Netgalley and Candlewick Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* 4 stars. I really enjoyed this. I didn't think I would as I didn't like the illustrations right at the beginning but they grew on me and actually suited the story. It's a histor...
  • Mandy
    Feb 08, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Candlewick Press. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. It took me like 1/4 of the b...
  • Rod Brown
    Jul 28, 2019
    A deliberately-paced and immersive alternate history that may be a bit of a challenge for the young audience to which it is targeted, but the plucky young heroine should carry them through. Though set entirely in a convent on a small, remote island, plentiful storytelling and royal cou...
  • Chad
    Aug 16, 2019
    Historical fiction loosely based on Elizabeth I. The story is told from the perspective of a young girl raised in a convent on a remote island. The story is long and drawn out at 400 pages but I never found myself bored. It's told in a mixture of traditional comic book panels and illus...
  • Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
    Jun 24, 2019
    Visit www.cover2coverblog.blogspot.com Queen of the Sea is a tome of a graphic novel. It is 400 pages! and the hardback could be used as a weapon... and that could be a positive or a negative depending on how you look at it, but I found this book lovely. Margaret is an orphan bei...
  • Queen Cronut
    May 02, 2019
    A loose historical reimagination based off of the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary depicted through a graphic novel. The premise sounded really interesting and it exceeded all of my expectations. Although Queen of the Sea is kind of wordy for a graphic novel, it ...
  • Shannon ✨
    May 06, 2019
    3.75 Stars. *I was provided an arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review all throughts are my own* This was such a charming graphic novel and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I ended up loving this. It was so unique and I think it would be perfect for people who are wan...
  • Nana Spark
    Aug 09, 2019
    Note: This review is also posted on my blog (linky link) Be warned: the art in this one will deceive you. Based on the art and the summary, I picked this one up as a chill children?s book to help get my Netgalley score up. As stated in my August TBR blog post, I?m very intereste...
  • Tucker
    Dec 05, 2018
    Betrayal, sickness, love and war. Queen of the Sea is a historical fiction graphic novel full of amazing illustrations and a gripping, emotional story. Thank you so much to Walker Books for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy ...